For the 2020-21 school year, the 28th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards initiative of the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) has provided more than $187,000 in scholarship funding to 375 high school student-athletes.
Under the ongoing program, each NJSIAA member school – nearly every high school in the state – has the opportunity to select one graduating senior as its scholar-athlete of the year.
“These students are always an impressive group, and that’s even more the case in 2021, given the challenges they’ve all navigated since the spring of their junior years,” says NJSIAA Executive Director Colleen Maguire. “To be recognized, they’ve had to put in quite a bit of hard work, while learning to be resilient under circumstances no one has dealt with before.”
Since 1993, NJSIAA has honored more than 8,400 New Jersey high school students through its annual scholastic-athletes program.